HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: 40th AFI Life Achievement Award

9 Jun

This week LIH will be looking at Shirley MacLaine’s Life Achievement Award. Next we’ll move onto the sad news of the Emmy Award Winner Kathryn Joosten. Then we’ll see what Arnold Schwarzenegger is up to. Finally, we get to view the first trailers for The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Django Unchained.

Significant Stories:

  • Shirley MacLaine Receives AFI’s Life Achievement Award
  • Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies: 12/20/1939 – 6/2/2012
  • Schwarzenegger Returns to Terminator Films
  • First Trailers For The Perks Of Being A Wallflower & Django Unchained

Shirley MacLaine Receives AFI’s Life Achievement Award

On Thursday actress Shirley MacLaine was given the 40th Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute. Her first movie came at the age of 21, with a role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry, a black comedy about a man who is dead and no one can agree as to what to do with his body. Shirley has been nominated six times for an Oscar, beginning in 1959 for Some Came Running, 1961 for The Apartment, 1964 for Irma La Douce, 1979 for The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir and 1978 for The Turning Point. Finally in 1984 she won Best Actress in a Leading Role for Terms of Endearment. She hasn’t stuck just to films either. Shirley began her career on Broadway and returned several time, plus she has been in TV shows and is an author. Shirley is also a political and social activist. To date she has appear in 63 movies and is in the middle of filming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, with 5 films in pre-production. The Award show can be seen on June 44 on TV Land. [1]

Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies: 12/20/1939 – 6/2/2012

Actress Kathryn Joosten died last Saturday after a long battle with Lung Cancer. She was best known for her roles in The West Wing and Desperate Housewives. Kathryn had been nominated three times for an Emmy for her role in Desperate Housewives, of which she won two (2005 and 2008) [2]. Her other well-known roles were in Ally McBeal, Dharma & Greg, General Hospital and Scrubs. Kathryn didn’t start her career as an actress until she was 42; she proved that no matter what your age, your dreams can still come true! [3]

Schwarzenegger Returns to Terminator Films

Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced he will return for two more Terminator films. He has featured in three of the four films, his last was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines which was release shortly before he announced he would run for the Governor of California. After he finished his last term he announced his return to acting. Shooting is expecting to begin next year. [4]

First Trailers for the Perks of Being a Wallflower & Django Unchained

This week the first trailers for The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Django Unchained.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Chbosky, who is also directing the film. It stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezar Miller.

Django Unchained is directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio and Don Johnson. Its release date is December 25th 2012.

Article References:


[1] http://www.afi.com/laa/laa12.aspx


[2] http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0429760/awards

[3] http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0429760/bio

[4] http://sciencefiction.com/2012/06/07/arnold-schwarzenegger-says-hell-be-back-for-two-more-terminator-films/




One Response to “HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: 40th AFI Life Achievement Award”

  1. littlebells June 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM #

    Oh man! I’m a QT fan so I am pumped for Django Unchained! Of course I love the cast too. I can tell this is going to be another film that I’m going to have in my collection. I love how Tarantino takes such dark themes and turn them into such art!

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